Tulsi Gabbard, a veteran and one of 2020 Democratic hopefuls, lashed out at the former Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton, criticizing US foreign policy for interfering in different regions of the world including the Middle East.
Gabbard’s criticism came in light after the Clinton made baseless accusations against Gabbard, calling her a Russian agent in a podcast with David Plouffe.
During the podcast, Clinton referred to Tulsi Gabbard and said, “I’m not making any predictions but I think they’ve got their eye on somebody who is currently in the Democratic primary and are grooming her to be the third-party candidate.”
“She’s the favorite of the Russians. They have a bunch of sites and bots and other ways of supporting her so far,” she added.
In response, the Democratic Rep. from 2nd District of Hawaii not only criticized the foreign policies and Clinton, but also attempted to ride on emotions of Americans related with the veterans.
During an interview on Friday night, she urged the veterans to take a stand against the country’s “foreign policy of being the world’s police” and put an end to the wars in which the US troops are currently involved.
This criticism has left many bewildered, forced to think upon the aim behind Tulsi Gabbard calling emotions related to veterans. With only one percent of voters supporting her, it is evident that Gabbard is willing to do anything to get her polls rise before the fifth Democratic debate on November 20, ensuring she remains in the race for 2020 presidential primaries.
Prior to her interview with on Friday night, Tulsi Gabbard wrote a scathing three tweet post calling Clinton the “the queen of warmongers” and accusing her of conducting a joint campaign to mar her reputation as a Democratic hopeful.
While Gabbard’s efforts in calling out the veterans might boost her campaign, it would be wrong to not acknowledge the fact that the prime reason such efforts have helped others in past is because when they held constructive stance on major political decisions or policies it affected Americans at large.
Therefore, such calling on veteran emotions might not help Rep. Tulsi Gabbard in boosting her presidential campaign or her political career, but with uncertain future there remain many possibilities.
Perhaps she can meet the polling requirement for the Democratic debate next month by using her past Veteran Status and calling the veteran emotions of common Americans or perhaps the US mass recognizes her vile attempt, and gives her the lesson she needs to learn as a liberal politician.